The 15-member independent commission aims to “address equity issues, including racial equity issues.” The post New Equity Commission Sets Out to Strengthen the USDA’s Equitable Practices appeared first on Modern Farmer.
When Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer bought their plot of land in the Scottish countryside, they didn’t intend to farm on it. But the land had other plans. The post The Accidental Farmers appeared first on Modern Farmer.
Fertilizer prices have skyrocketed as much as 300 percent since early 2021. Is there any relief in sight? The post Farmers Struggle to Keep Up With the Rising Costs of Fertilizer appeared first on Modern Farmer.
The recent US ban on avocado imports from Mexico underscores the risks of being so heavily reliant on a product that comes from one region in one country that’s rife with violence and corruption. The post How Mexico’s Lucrative Avocado Industry Became a Source of Political Tension appeared first…
Lessons on farming, love and patience. The post What Spending Five Months on Bed Rest in an Old Farmhouse Taught Me appeared first on Modern Farmer.
What’s ahead for the sugar, dairy, grain and oilseeds, livestock and poultry and cotton sectors. The post Highlights from the USDA’s 2022 Commodity Outlook Reports appeared first on Modern Farmer.
Advancements in cell-grown meat offer consumers more choice without harming any animals. Is it really the miracle meat we were promised? The post Steak’s Next Frontier: Customized and Lab-Grown to Order appeared first on Modern Farmer.
Technological changes that eliminate the need for livestock will likely disrupt the dairy industry as we know it. Plans to mitigate the risks this transition poses to farmer livelihoods and animal welfare should start now. The post Opinion: Cow’s Milk Without the Cow? How Cellular Agriculture Coul…
In an effort to replace chemical additives in food, scientists are harnessing the power of microbes naturally found in fermented foods, fungi and other plants. The post Meet the New Generation of Microbial Farmers appeared first on Modern Farmer.
Scientists are working to breed fish that can endure and adapt to environmental changes over the next century. The post How Will Fish Survive the World’s Warming Waters? appeared first on Modern Farmer.